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Info required! re deisel conversion #1053945 11/18/12 03:12 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hi team!
was hoping to pick your brains on a future deisel conversion i couldnt find much in the forum search anyway what i see so far is there is a 2.2 L turbo deisel that hyundai make and kia makes a few models with deisel too a 2.9 i think? my question is really what options are there and which would be the best engine and whats involved besides the actual swap??
thanks for your time guys hope you can help!

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Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: Runt313] #1053946 11/19/12 10:32 PM
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VW Jetta, Passat TDI, Just a thought!

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: DennisThompson] #1053947 11/20/12 05:18 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
I was thinking keep it kia as its going to be a btch anyway! so i know basic fuel system, ecm and transmission needs changing but anyone got any idea's on what else and how much? any help would be much appriciated even just some pointing in the right direction! cheers guys

Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: Runt313] #1053948 11/20/12 06:26 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
2012 KIA SPORTAGE SL MY12 PLATINUM seems like an alternative?

Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: Runt313] #1053949 11/20/12 06:42 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
I know you want to stay Kia.
But to add to what Dennis said.
I've seen a few threads both here and on Suzuki forums about similarities between Sportage and Sidekick transmissions.
Now, I've not personally ever had a chance to really look into it (Though I do think a TDI under the hood would be just the ticket). But it seems to be a common view that there are some shared parts.

Anyway to the point.

A company local to me does VW TDI conversions on Suzuki 4x4s and I'm sure there must be one on your side of the world that does too.
So if there is any truth to the Sidekick/Sportage transmission thing....
Might be worth a look?

A link to the company near me.
http://www.acmeadapters.com/approach.php

A link to one thread I've found on the trans similarities. Seems it's only the autos though.
http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,65730.0.html?PHPSESSID=48f862d6348538377635d416e6ccbf7f
(Seems that whole link to the Suzuki site is not linking up. Might have to copy paste into the browser to go right to the thread... )

Like I said it might not all match up in reality, But might be an option to look at.
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Last edited by TeamCatFlap; 11/20/12 06:50 AM.

2001 Kia Sportage
Warn manual hubs, 2" spacer up front, TJ 105 springs Rav4 shocks, 235/75/15 BFG A/T KOs, Skidplate back to under the T-case, trans cooler, XRC8 winch on custom bumper, Synth winch line, fuel can mount, Rigid D2 Dually overhead lights.
Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: TeamCatFlap] #1053950 11/20/12 08:54 PM
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DRX350 Offline
Wheeler
According to every resource I've found, the Sidekick/Tracker does use an A44de, like the sportage, but I think there's a difference in the TQ converter. There may also be a difference in the starter location...


"Does this part need to be in there?"

1996 Dodge 1500 single cab / short bed, 5.9 4x4; 2" lift (springs not blocks), C.A.I and more mods to come.
Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: DRX350] #1053951 11/20/12 10:13 PM
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TeamCatFlap Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
That seems like it could be very true.

Sportage: So close to other rigs that have decent aftermarket support, yet so far.
Kia did a good job of using the proven parts/designs of others but changing them just enough to make our modding more interesting.


2001 Kia Sportage
Warn manual hubs, 2" spacer up front, TJ 105 springs Rav4 shocks, 235/75/15 BFG A/T KOs, Skidplate back to under the T-case, trans cooler, XRC8 winch on custom bumper, Synth winch line, fuel can mount, Rigid D2 Dually overhead lights.
Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: TeamCatFlap] #1053952 11/21/12 12:34 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
thanks guys now we are getting somewhere!
I have called my local kia dealer and rekons he can get dimesions for the 2012 KIA SPORTAGE SL MY13 PLATINUM so between ur research and mine lets hope it can come togethere!
I really appreciate all ur help peoples!
Ps the new deisel sporty motor has a 6 speed trans might be fun!

Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: Runt313] #1053953 11/21/12 01:56 AM
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DRX350 Offline
Wheeler
Uhh, IDK if you know this, but it is front wheel drive...

Without a huge amount of work, it won't work...


"Does this part need to be in there?"

1996 Dodge 1500 single cab / short bed, 5.9 4x4; 2" lift (springs not blocks), C.A.I and more mods to come.
Re: Info required! re deisel conversion [Re: DRX350] #1053954 11/21/12 02:38 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
true i guess we gotta stik with 4wd diesel engines another point for the 2012 kia sportage just waiting on what bloody engine it is and sizes any one know?

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